Hiking Trail

Snækollur Hike

Guided Hike

Scale the highest peak

Distance

5 km

Time

5 hours

Elevation

600 m

Age limit

10 years

Difficulty

Season: June 15 - September 30

Transport: Meet your guide at the hotel. Use your own vehicle to access the hike departure site.

Elevation gain: 550-600 m

Gear included: None

Skill & fitness level: Tourer. Moderate to good.

Spaces available: 7 guests

This tour is guided on a maximum 1:7 ratio, meaning one guide per seven guests.

Description

Many claim that from the summit of Snækollur (Snow Top Mountain) you can, on a clear day, see both the south and north coast of Iceland. Snækollur is the highest peak in Kerlingarfjöll mountains and we can vouch, ocean-view or not, that the scenery is breathtaking.

Hike with a knowledgeable guide up a steep but relatively short ascent and then along the rocky mountain ridge trail to the top. There it is time to take a well deserved snack break while enjoying the amazing views. If conditions allow, the return hike will take us over a small glaciated snowfield, straight down to where we started.

What to bring

Warm clothes and socks, wind- and waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, gloves, buff, hat, and sunglasses. Water, snacks, and a light lunch.